Merab Dvalishvili vs Cody Stamann Pick, 5/1/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 25 Odds
Merab Dvalishvili vs Cody Stamann
UFC Vegas 25
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Merab Dvalishvili will enter the Octagon against Cody Stamann at UFC Vegas 25 on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The opener has Dvalishvili at -240 while Stamann is coming in at +200.
Merab "The Machine" Dvalishvili looks to add a win to his total of 12-4-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Cody "The Spartan" Stamann stands 5'6" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 19-3-1. The 31-year-old reaches 64". With respect to significant strikes, Merab Dvalishvili lands 3.91 per minute and Cody Stamann is connecting on 4.14 significant strikes per min. Dvalishvili lands 39% of the significant strikes he throws and Stamann is landing 48%. Regarding defending in the cage, "The Machine" takes 2.08 significant strikes per minute and "The Spartan" takes 3.18. Dvalishvili also stops 61% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Stamann stops 63% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 25||Merab Dvalishvili||Cody Stamann|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||14:13|
|Weight||135 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.91||4.14|
When it comes to wrestling, Merab Dvalishvili is the more capable grappler as he is able to score a takedown 7.71 times per 15 minutes. Dvalishvili is scoring a takedown on 43% of the times he tries and defending 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. Stamann is finishing his takedown attempts on 46% of the takedowns he tries and thwarting 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding subbing the opposition, Dvalishvili is the more skilled fighter by trying 0.3 finishes per 3 rds while Stamann tries 0.2 finishes per 15 min.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Merab Dvalishvili went up against John Dodson and wound up taking home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Dodson ended up landing 31 of 90 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Dvalishvili ended the night having landed 88 of 171 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Dodson landed 27 of 86, which gave him a percentage of 31%. He landed 11 of 63 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Dvalishvili landed 37% of his significant strikes by landing 50 of 133. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 16 of 94 pointed at the head. 96% of the significant strikes landed by Dodson and 50% of them connected on by Dvalishvili were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Cody Stamann, he fought Jimmie Rivera and took a loss on the night by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Rivera connected on 66% of his significant strikes at distance and Stamann ended up connecting on 69% of his significant strikes at distance. Stamann landed 36% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 26 of 72. He ended up connecting on 13 of 55 significant strikes to the head. Rivera landed 48 of 89 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 16 of 44 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes attempted in that contest, Rivera connected on 90 of 134 while Stamann connected on 62 of 108 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Gabriel Benitez squares up against Jonathan Pearce. Benitez walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 22-9-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Pearce measures 6'0" and will fight at 145 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 10-4-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 71". When it comes to grappling, Gabriel Benitez takes his opponents to the canvas 0.17 times per 3 rounds and Jonathan Pearce gets a takedown 5.91 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Benitez is landing 4.38 strikes/min and is landing 38% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Jonathan Pearce, who tags the opposition on 55% of the strikes he has attempted and is connecting on 8.80 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when TJ Brown is set to fight Kai Kamaka. Kamaka will be looking to add a win to his career record of 8-3-0. The 26-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 69". Brown measures in at 5'9" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 14-8-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 72". Regarding wrestling, Kai Kamaka is able to stop 37% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents down on 75% of his tries. Brown is taking his opponents to the mat on 60% of his tries and thwarts 40% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Kamaka is taking 6.74 strikes per min and he is dealing 6.58 per min. Brown, on the other hand, takes 2.21 strikes per minute and is connecting on 3.22 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Merab Dvalishvili (-240)
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